Gourmet Burger Recipe with Pickled Cabbage and Spicy Mayo

Gourmet Burger Recipe with Pickled Cabbage and Spicy Mayo
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This gourmet burger features a grilled beef patty, sharp white cheddar cheese (melted of course), pickled red cabbage….. or is it purple 🤔 ?? arugula and spicy mayo.

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This gourmet burger recipe is easy to make and comes together very quickly! Don’t let the small ingredient list fool your gourmet taste buds, they are big on flavor!

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Top view of three gourmet burgers with pickled cabbage on a brown cutting board

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What You Need to Make This Gourmet Burger Recipe

Ingredients for gourmet burger recipe

Ingredient List

  • Ground beef or Beef patties
  • Sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Pickled red cabbage
  • Arugula
  • Avocado (optional)
  • Mayo
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Whole wheat hamburger buns

Substitution Ideas

  • Sharp white cheddar cheese
    • Regular sharp cheese
    • Swiss Cheese
  • Arugula
    • Spinach + Arugula mix

FAQ

Do you have recommendations for good store bought whole wheat buns?

Yes, there is a section above with several recommendations.

How to Make This Recipe

Step by step instructions below or scroll down for printable version

How to Pickle Cabbage

If you are going to pickle your own cabbage do that first, here’s how.

Combine 1/2 cup Boiling water, 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar or White vinegar, 4 teaspoons Sugar and 1 teaspoon Salt. Stir until the sugar is dissolved then pour over 1 1/2 cups finely shredded packed Red cabbage stir or toss together to make sure there are no air pockets. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. This will store in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

For the Burgers

Preheat your grill to high heat.

Season both sides of 4 beef patties with salt and pepper. Grill covered over high heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked to your desired doneness (this will depend on the thickness of your patties and how your grill cooks). Place 1 slice of Sharp white cheddar cheese on top of each patty during the last minute of cooking. Transfer to a plate to rest for a few minutes while you toast the buns.

Tip: You can shape your own patties which is what we do. We make 3 for 1/3 pound patties or 4 for 1/4 pound out of 1 pound of beef.

Spread a thin layer of butter on each bun half then place on the grill cut side down. Grill on medium heat until your desired level of toastiness is achieved.

Spread mayo and sriracha sauce on each bun half. Place a patty on the bottom bun then top with Pickled red cabbage, Arugula and Avocado if desired. Top with the top bun (obviously 😃).

Straight on view of 4 gourmet burgers on a wooden board

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A gourmet burger with pickled cabbage and arugula on a brown plate

Gourmet Burger Recipe with Pickled Cabbage and Spicy Mayo

This simple burger recipe is easy to make but packs big flavor. If you're sick of just your average hamburger then give this gourmet burger recipe a try.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Burgers/Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ¼ pound Hamburger patties
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 slices Sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups Arugula
  • 1 ½ cups Pickled red cabbage see notes for recipe to make your own
  • 1 Avocado sliced optional
  • 4 Tablespoons Mayo
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • 4 Whole wheat hamburger buns toasted

Instructions
 

  • If you are going to pickle you own cabbage do that first (recipe in notes section)
  • Preheat your grill to high heat.
  • Season both sides of the patties with salt and pepper. Grill covered over high heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked to your desired doneness (this will depend on the thickness of your patties and how your grill cooks). Place 1 slice of cheese on top of each patty in the last minute of cooking. Transfer to a plate to rest for a few minutes.
  • Spread mayo and sriracha sauce on each bun half. Place a patty on the bottom bun then top with the Pickled cabbage, Arugula and Avocado if desired. Top with the top bun (obviously 😃).

Notes

How to Pickle Cabbage

Combine 1/2 cup Boiling water, 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar or White vinegar, 4 teaspoons Sugar and 1 teaspoon Salt. Stir until the sugar is dissolved then pour over 1 1/2 cups finely shredded packed Red cabbage stir or toss together to make sure there are no air pockets. Cover and keep in the refrigerator until ready to use (you’ll want it to set for at least 30 minutes). This will store for about 2 weeks.
Keyword quick and easy, unique burger

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